Garden

Album: Long Live The Angels (2016)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This track features American hip-hop recording artist Jay Electronica and poet Áine Zion. Speaking with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, Sandé explained she met Zion through a mutual friend in Los Angeles and started hanging out on the beach. "We just really found we were real kindred spirits," she said, "And we would speak about creative ideas and music. And Aine read me some of her poetry and her inspirations and then we just became great friends after that."

    Zion performed her parts in New York in 2014, and then sent them to Sandé in London, where the Scottish songstress and producer Chris Loco continued to work on the laid back track. They met Jay Electronica in the summer of 2015 who then added his 16 bars.
  • Sandé's mellow vocals find her exploring freedom, passion and the depths of her love.

    Let me love
    Let me touch
    We can give it up
    Let me drink from the fountain


    She told Fader: "It was the first time for me just exploring sexuality, and sides of me that I always thought were like, 'You can't be like that, if you wanna be a lady.' It's not really an area that I'd properly expressed in myself, or thought was important. But I'm a grown woman. There's a strength in femininity and there's a strength in just being honest. It felt like a real release."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews

Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?

John WaiteSongwriter Interviews

"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.

James Williamson of Iggy & the StoogesSongwriter Interviews

The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.